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Over a year of delays in the court case of Bill Thomas of Batavia end with a guilty verdict, convicting Thomas of Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Menacing a Police Officer.

In March of last year Thomas was accused of coming at Officer Peter Flanagan with an 8 inch kitchen knife in the doorway of his residence.

Defense Attorney Jamie Welch argued that no weapon was ever recovered as evidence and that it was too dark inside the home for Flanagan to correctly identify a weapon.

District Attorney Lawrence Friedman said Thomas could have put the weapon back in the kitchen or hidden it and producing it would prove nothing.

The trial only took one day after Thomas has been in and out of court for over a year pleading guilty then withdrawing his plea and dropping his first attorney.

He now faces up to seven years in prison when he is sentenced on July 7th.

For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.

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